Did you know that there are over 20 varieties of mint? From the pungent bite of peppermint to the bright notes of pineapple mint, there are hundreds of ways to enjoy this aromatic favorite which was known in Ancient Greece as the “herb of hospitality.” Read on for a tasty mocktail recipe that will help you enjoy the last days of summer!
Visitors and friends learned all about mint’s growth and myriad culinary uses at a Communal Garden: Growing Mint class held at the Conservatory earlier this month. Sean McKay, the Conservatory’s Growing to Green Coordinator, led gardeners on a hands-on tasting tour through the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus. Participants got to touch, taste and smell the different varieties of mint–including orange mint, strawberry mint, and even chocolate mint!